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Douglas Wissing

Delusions Drive (More) U.S. Aid to Afghanistan

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Obama administration unveiled Monday yet another aid package for Afghanistan. The country remains one of the world's poorest and most dangerous countries despite a dozen years of massive international aid efforts.

The Passing of Farmer Holbrooke

Douglas A. Wissing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Douglas A. Wissing

The death of Richard C. Holbrooke, the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has left a giant vacuum in Afghanistan policy circles -- particularly in regards to the agricultural development policy that Holbrooke championed as an essential counterinsurgency tool.

The Taliban Catch-and-Release Scheme

Douglas A. Wissing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Douglas A. Wissing

Recent reports that Afghan security forces are freeing captured high-level Taliban leaders in exchange for financial and political payoffs is a story I started hearing over a year ago when reporting from Afghanistan.